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The government's eviction ban has ended

Our statement and how to get help

The government’s ban on evictions has ended.

It was introduced to prevent renters losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, but eviction hearings will now resume in courts.

Our chief executive Mike Barrett says:

“Some people facing eviction will be in rent arrears because their income has been affected by coronavirus. Others will be evicted because landlords want to re-let the property at a higher price or sell it.

“We know it can be hard to take the first step, but the sooner you feel able to talk to someone about problems you're facing, the more that can be done to help. Our housing experts have put together a list of straightforward, practical places to contact for advice, guidance and support.

“But we also need the government to act. Like many other homelessness charities around the country, we’re calling on them to do the right thing and extend help for people who are in rent arrears through no fault of their own - before it’s too late.

“We also urge landlords to do the right thing and start negotiating payment plans with tenants who need some time to get back on their feet.”